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When is the best time to go to Canada?

If you’ve had your heart set on visiting Canada, we’ve figured out the best time for you to go!

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Based on weather conditions, prices and crowds we’ve narrowed down the ideal time to visit picturesque Canada.

The best time to go to Canada

For winter activities: December to March.

For summer activities: June to August.


When you visit Canada will depend on what activities you have in mind. For skiing on some of the world’s best slopes, travel between December and March. For a summer holiday, travelling between June and August will mean the days are longer and warmer, allowing for great conditions for outdoor activities.


Canada is a popular holiday destination, whether it be for those who are keen to ski down some of the world’s most famous slopes or for those who want hike some of the world’s most beautiful trails.

Because Canada is a popular tourist destination, avoiding major holiday periods will mean less crowds and cheaper accommodation and ticket prices.

Weather and prices

The best time to go to Canada, weatherwise: If you are hoping to see snow, travelling between December and March is ideal. If you are hoping to see sunshine, travelling between June and August is best.

The cheapest time to go to Canada: Travelling during the shoulder periods of whatever season you wish to experience will allow for cheaper prices. For the winter season, travelling in early December or late March will mean cheaper prices. For the summer season, travelling in early June or late August is best for cheapest prices on accommodation and activities. Alternatively,searching for hotel deals and flights at least three to four months before you travel can be a great way to save.

The best time to go to Canada for…

  • Skiing: Canada offers some of the most idyllic ski resorts in the world, such as Whistler and Banff. For the best snow conditions, visiting resorts such as Whistler and Banff during late-January to March is best. For the best prices on accommodation and ski tickets, travel during late December or early April.
  • The Maritimes: The Maritimes, Canada’s most eastern provinces (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island), offer some amazing historical and cultural activities. Famous for their seafood and abundance of national parks, the Maritimes are best experienced between October and December when Autumn is in full swing.
  • Niagara Falls: For the best weather conditions, visit Niagara Falls from mid May until mid September. The peak season for Niagara Falls is in July and August so avoid these times for cheaper prices.
  • The Rocky Mountains: A World Heritage Site, the Canadian Rockies are one of the most spectacular places to visit. Travelling during June and September will mean experiencing the Rocky Mountains at their most warm and picturesque. If you’re hoping to hike with little crowds, visit during early June or September.

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    MasonJuly 18, 2017

    What is the best time and Place in Canada for visiting Snow fields, not so much for Skiing but just to be there

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      ArnoldJuly 20, 2017

      Hi Mason,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      Visiting Canada in September – October. The weather is comfortable in autumn, and the changing colors of the fall foliage are spectacular. Most outdoor activities can be enjoyed and temperatures, though cooler, are still pleasant. There are a number of places you can visit in Canada.

      Some of the popular locations are:
      -Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia
      -Sun Peaks, near Kamloops, British Columbia
      -Banff/Lake Louise, Alberta
      -Mount Tremblant, Tremblant, Quebec
      -Le Massif, Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec

      They offer activities for non-skiers such as:
      -winter trekking
      -tours and much more.
      Some offer amenities such as spa treatments and Scandinavian baths.

      Hope this information helped.


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